Brewed by Alhambra (Grupo Mahou-San Miguel)
Style: Pale Lager
Granada, Spain


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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Only our master brewers have the competence to create beers following rules set by years of tradition. Alhambra Especial is an excellent example of this. It is brewed with style and dedication, incorporating the knowledge and wealth of experience required to produce such a beer. The presentation is incomparable, different yet modern. The bottle is dressed in gold and white symbolic of its purity. It projects an image of elegance.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
harrisoni (17457) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2013
33cl bottle from Budgens Islington drunk at Shitty Beer Night 2013. Clear pale gold, thin rim of white bubbles that quickly dissipates. Well it smells of wet newspaper mainly. Some rotten garbage. If I�m being generous, then some metallic lemon masquerading as hops. Flavour - well hmmm. Not much. Thankfully. It�s fairly horrific. Reminds me of bad gin. Do I really have to finish this? Palate - 2/5 it has some carbonation. Overall - 5/20. I mean it�s horrible. I finished the 33cl bottle but only cos I had to. Yuck.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Travlr (21991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle. Clear very pale yellow color, white coca-cola head. Aroma is subtle malt. Taste is similar. More like a developing world lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2013
Can from Eroski. Clear gold with a flat shaving foam head. Nose of lemon sponge, marzipan, cooked corn and refuse. Slimy, metallic and slightly brackish with notes of cocktail cherry, vegetables, cardboard and super strength lager. Piss poor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
flying_pig (1439) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2013
330ml bottle for 1.49 from Lup Pinto deli, Glasgow:
Basic lager with some grassy hops and a mild skunk aroma. There is some basic lager adjuncts and a touch of grain along with some skunk at the end.
Clear and light looking, straw coloured body with a few bubbles anda finger sized, foamy head that is bone white.
Quite a bland tasting lager with some light corn and a few basic adjuncts. There is a touch of grain with some skunk at the end.
Light and crisp feeling beer with a mainly smooth body, there is some grain but this is minimal. There is a light amount of bitterness at the end but the beer is a bland one.

A rather basic and sub-par offering from Alhambra and not a good one, even for the style. Their flagship Ahambra Lager is much better and even thats not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hirigalzkar (2991) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Quite heavy for a mainstream lager. The maltiness is a bit darker and the aftertaste quite bitter. Strong vegtable notes.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Braudog (6448) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Draft. Super light, in every category ... color, flavor, character. Corny, rice-like empty carbs, tastes like rice crispies. Yuck. (#4833, 11/2012)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (3974) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2012
Clear little darker yellow with decent white foam head. Aroma is that of a pale lager, little sweet. Taste is propor bittersweet, with short lager like aftertaste. (Velp 201212)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dexcansino (575) - Andaluca, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2012
Cerveza rubia y cristalina. Con espuma blanca que desaparece. Muy carbonatada y sabor amargo. Para beberla tiene que estar muy fria.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (7740) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2012
330 ml bottle. Thanks Timo A.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of grainy malts, grass and some hay. Flavour of grainy malts, sweet honey, cardboard, grass and hay. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and high carbonation. Decent and easy-going pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Can from Carrefour in Madrid. Bright golden body with big head. Nose is corny and dry. Taste is also dry, malty, wheat and spices. Okay.

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